Holiday cookie recipes, baked with love, are one of the best homemade gifts that you can give during the holidays. But when your recipient is on a restricted eating plan, it’s important to bake healthier options for them. That’s where these low carb chocolate crinkles come in handy!
I grew up in a family that didn’t spend time in the kitchen baking holiday treats. I’m not exactly sure why, but thankfully, my godmother loved to bake. At her house, there was usually a fresh batch of biscuits or a warm plate of cookies or brownies around.
Holiday Cookie Recipes
Chocolate crinkle cookies were, and still are, one of my favorite holiday cookie recipes. There’s something special about the chewy, chocolate loaded goodness that grabs my heart. The powdered sugar on my fingers and lips, falling down onto my clean shirt never bothers me one bit. It just makes the cookies taste that much better!
Now that I’m grown up, my love for chocolate crinkle cookies remains strong, but my lack of self-control where chocolate is concerned leaves me struggling to stop after eating just one cookie. So, I decided to lighten this cookie up a bit for the upcoming holiday season.
Low Carb Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
My godmother’s favorite cookbook was the Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook. The 16th edition of that very same cookbook was released recently, and the great folks at BHG were kind enough to send me a copy.
The new cookbook has the signature red plaid cover, just like Aunt Shirley’s copy had, and the same fantastic recipes are in it, too…along with lots of new ones, of course! The chocolate crinkles recipe in the book is what I adapted to make the low carb chocolate crinkle cookies.
However, this is one of those holiday cookie recipes that really should be enjoyed. If you’re the type of person that doesn’t mind the excess of holiday calories, feel free to substitute equal amounts of all-purpose flour, granulated and confectioner’s sugar for the low carb ingredients. The only notable difference will be in the appearance.
Low Carb Recipe Notes:
Note: Low carb crinkles are thinner than traditional crinkles, because low carb baking mix is heavier than all-purpose flour.
I hope this will become one of your favorite holiday cookie recipes!
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Low Carb Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Chewy chocolate cookies rolled in powdered confectioner's sugar, made low in carbs to help keep the excess pounds away.
- 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
- 4 ounces organic vegetable shortening, or butter (1/2 cup)
- 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 15 ounces Erythritol, (2 cups)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 8.4 ounces low carb baking mix, or almond flour (2 cups)
- 1/2 cup low carb confectioner's sugar
- Add chocolate and shortening to a small saucepan over medium low heat. Stir until contents have melted completely and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
- Add eggs, sugar, baking powder, vanilla, and salt to a large mixing bowl. Use a whisk to incorporate the cooled chocolate mixture, then use a mixing spatula or spoon to gently fold in the flour. Be careful not to over mix. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours before proceeding. (The longer you allow it to chill, the less the cookies will spread.)
- When ready to bake, heat oven to 375 F.
- Line two rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
- Shape dough into balls approximately 1.5 Tablespoons (0.8 ounces) in size. Roll each ball in confectioner's sugar to coat completely, then space 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets.
- Bake cookies for 9-10 minutes, or until edges are just set. Remove pans from oven and allow cookies to cool on pan for 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
- Makes approximately 4 dozen cookies.